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Women tell of the many benefits of walking

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Five women have spoken about how they took their first steps into walking with the help of local walking groups, and about the range of benefits they have experienced as a result.

The women have told how walking helps them to feel better physically and mentally, manage health conditions, or to feel less lonely and isolated.

Urging others to give walking a try, the women told their stories as part of a film to encourage more people in Amber Valley to join one of a range of walking groups meeting weekly in places such as Ripley, Heanor, Somercotes, Belper, Denby, Horsley Woodhouse and Duffield.

This includes Carol who, whilst living with depression, had been able to get out more and make new friends thanks to walking. You can hear more from Carol below.

Meanwhile Geraldine had joined a walking group after moving to a new area, as a way to get to know people and find out more about what was happening in the village; and Liz had seen the social benefits of walking with a group as well as a positive impact on her physical and mental health.

You can hear more from Geraldine and Liz below, along with Juann and Agnes, who have told how walking helps them to manage their health conditions.

Carol, Heanor Walking Group

Geraldine, Somercotes Walking Group

Liz, Somercotes Walking Group

Juann, Heanor Walking Group

Agnes, Somercotes Walking Group

You can here more from Carol, Geraldine, Liz, Juann, Agnes and others in a film which was put together by Amber Valley Walking Together and Active Derbyshire, with support from Get Out, Get Active Amber Valley and Walk Derbyshire. You can see the film here.

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